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* Overall Operational Command, Colombo Established with Immediate Effect
Mon, Apr 29, 2019, 10:35 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 29, Colombo: All Army, Navy, Air Force and Police areas within the Western Province and Puttalam District have been placed under command to the Overall Operational Command (OOC) - Colombo for operational purposes with immediate effect, the Army Headquarters announced Monday (29) evening.

Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, Commander, Security Forces - West will function as the Overall Operational Commander in the establishment, the Army said in a statement.

Rear Admiral W.A.S.S Perera of the Navy, Air Vice Marshal W.L.R.P Rodrigo of the Air Force and Superintendent of Police L.K.D Anil Priyantha function as Coordinating Officers of respective services and the Police in the OOC.

The Overall Operational Command (OOC) in Colombo will begin its functions under the Chief of Defense Staff with immediate effect, a communiqué sent to the Ministry of Defense by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said.


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